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CWS/CMS Bulletin - Release 8.5 and Interim Release 8.5.0 15-Day Reminder Bulletin

Date: 1/11/2019
Title: Release 8.5 and Interim Release 8.5.0 15-Day Reminder Bulletin
What is Impacted: CWS/CMS Application
Describe Impact:

Release 8.5 and Interim Release 8.5.0 will be implemented on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

The application outage begins on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM, and will continue until approximately 2:00 PM. Users will not be able to access the CWS/CMS application during this period. All application updates will be applied during this outage and should be available to counties as of Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM, January 26, 2019.

Customer support will be available from the IBM Helpdesk at (800) 428-8268.

Coexistent County CWSCMS.MSI file availability:

The CWSCMS.MSI file will be available by Wednesday, January 16, 2019 for technical staff to begin testing the installation of the release. The code will be located on the CWSDFSr share in the following location:


Dedicated County CWSCMS.MSI file delivery:

By Wednesday, January 16, 2019 dedicated county users should start seeing the CWSCMS.MSI file copied to their workstations during Windows logon. Technical staff can verify that they have received the file by checking for its presence in the C:\CACW\R85 folder. This file must exist on the workstation for the installation of Release 8.5 to take place on or after January 26, 2019.

Dedicated County users should do the following on the night before the release:

    1. Restart (reboot) the workstation and log into Windows (aka the "welcome screen").
    2. Restart again and do not log into Windows.
    3. Leave the workstation powered on.

    Database Changes
    R8.5 Data Structure Changes
    Business Objects Mappings 8.5
    Charts-Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
    Index-Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
    Folded Keys

    xTools is available and is located on the CWS/CMS website under the County Info tab>County Logon>Applications>xTools.

    CWS/CMS Error Messages is available and is located on the Training Portal
    Training Portal>Guides>General User

    When: January 26, 2019
    Start Time: 6:00 AM
    End Time: 2:00 PM
    Duration: 8 Hours

    Who is Impacted: All CWS/CMS Users
    Why: R8.5 New code delivery

    Contact Name: CWDS Customer Relations
    Contact Email: CWS_CustRel@osi.ca.gov
    Contact Phone: